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Alysha's Main Practice Areas:

- Language development

- Gestalt Language Processors

- AAC users (children who have a device)

- Literacy Development 

- Special interest supporting autistic children

Alysha Watson, M.Cl.Sc.

Speech-Language Pathologist (she/her)

I am the founder and owner of Diverse Learners Speech Therapy Services. I graduated from Western University with an undergraduate degree in Spanish Linguistics (2015), followed by a clinical masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology (2017). I am an energetic, passionate person with a deep love for supporting neurodivergent children to spread their wings with confidence. Over the past 5 years, I have gained invaluable experience supporting children in a variety of settings, including: private clinics, in family homes and in the public school system. My experience in the school system has ignited my passion and advocacy for supporting children with diverse learning needs to feel accepted, confident and safe communicating and learning in their classrooms. In my private work, I value the rich, meaningful relationships built with families and strive to ensure they feel confident advocating for their children's language needs. 

I currently live in Nobleton, Ontario with my husband and rescue dog. On my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my siblings, hosting friends and cottaging. I can't wait to meet you!

Professional Memberships & Associations:

  • Registered with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO)

  • Member of Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC)

  • Member with the Hanen Centre (certified in It Takes Two to Talk)

Additional Professional Development:

  • Meaningful Speech Course (for the evaluation and treatment of Gestalt Language Processors) 

  • Introduction to Sensory Integration Difficulties

  • OSLA: Advanced Literacy Practices: Making it Happen (structured literacy intervention for SLPs) 

  • SMARTER Intervention (structured literacy intervention) through Ascend Learning Centre

  • Natural Language Acquisition in Autism: Echolalia to Self-Generated Language, Levels 1 & 2

  • Foundations of AAC: An Interprofessional Course


Olivia's Main Practice Areas:

- Articulation & Phonology

Olivia Lazzaro, M.H.Sc.

Speech-Language Pathologist (she/her)

I graduated from York University with an undergraduate degree in Biology followed by a Masters of Health Science in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Toronto. I have a passion for working with children and always try to build from their strengths in order to achieve their speech and language goals. I enjoy including families in the therapy process by creating individualized goals and providing strategies that can be used within daily routines. I have experience providing telepractice services as well as supporting children within a school setting. During my time working as a Speech-Language Pathologist, I have developed a keen interest in the areas of articulation and phonology. I look forward to working with families and assisting my clients in becoming confident communicators.

Professional Memberships and Associations:

  • Registered with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO)

  • Member of Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC)


Additional Professional Development:

  • How clinical phonetics helps with target selection with speech and sound therapy (Cari Ebert, MS, CCC-SLP)

  • How to prepare for speech therapy using the principals of motor learning (SLP Summit)

  • Feel more confident using minimal pairs (Rebecca Reinking).

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